Archive for November, 2013

Hellboy: The Midnight Circus Graphic Novel Review

Nov 26, 2013 No Comments by

“German expressionism meets Jack Kirby.” That’s how kooky old Alan Moore once described the artwork of Mike Mignola, the creator of the demonic hero Hellboy. Ever since Seed of Destruction was published in 1994, Mignola has been at the top of the heap insofar as writers and artists are concerned. His style, which does indeed […]

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Interview with BLOOD BATH Playwright-Actress Rhea Amos

Nov 24, 2013 No Comments by

I may be a history geek, but that doesn’t mean I want to hang out with Calvin Coolidge.  I found this out the hard way, when a Coolidge impersonator dropped by our ninth grade auditorium.  Admittedly, the bar had been set pretty high after a visit from a Frederick Douglass impersonator a few years before.  […]

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Interview with PAPER STREET PICTURES’ Aaron B Koontz

Nov 21, 2013 No Comments by

Paper Street Pictures president and founder Aaron B Koontz is a writer first.  Like many writers, this scribe included, storytelling knows no bounds and as is often the case, the love of storytelling via cinema usually takes hold like an insidious virus and eventually overruns the system.  Such is the case with Koontz. A couple […]

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Enter At Your Own Risk: Dark Muses, Spoken Silences Book Review

Nov 19, 2013 No Comments by

I can empathize with Gary A. Braunbeck. Much like the impressive hand behind 2005’s Keepers, I too once thought that my students could benefit by writing from the perspective of a fictional character. Specifically, during an assignment that coincided with Halloween, I tasked my eighteen to twenty year-olds with rewriting an already published and celebrated […]

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Video Interview with Gunnar Hansen: Face to Leatherface

Nov 17, 2013 No Comments by

Ravenous Monster’s Rob Hibbs interviews Gunnar Hansen, star of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and the original Leatherface!  Listen to Gunnar talk about his new book, making TCM, and who would win in a Leatherface battle royale!

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The Psychotic Glee of PSYCHOMANIA

Nov 13, 2013 1 Comment by

Rock and roll made horror movies. More importantly, rock and roll made horror movies the brash, classless, and underground entities that we know them as today. Sure, there were plenty of crude and exploitative horror films before the 1950s (Dwain Esper’s Maniac immediately springs to mind), but it took the transgressive and loud art form […]

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No, Anne Elizabeth Moore and Gabrielle Gamboa Haven’t Revealed Anything About Horror Movies

Nov 11, 2013 2 Comments by

Let’s start with some numbers: –In horror movies, only 16% of lead roles go to non-white actors. –32% of all female characters in horror films die, compared with only 23% of male characters. –70% of all non-white characters die, compared with only 27% of all white characters. –Only half of horror movies pass the Bechdel […]

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Video Interview with THE WALKING DEAD’s IronE Singleton

Nov 06, 2013 No Comments by

Ravenous Monster caught up with IronE Singleton best known as T-Dog on The Walking Dead.  Extra special thanks to Megan Fahey for persevering through a zombie horde of technical difficulties to make sure we got this shot.  And thanks again to IronE Singleton for being a good sport about it and doing the interview twice!  […]

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Children of a Darker Dawn (formerly Railway Children) DVD and Digital Release scheduled for North America on December 17th

Nov 05, 2013 No Comments by

Jason Figgis’s (whom we interviewed earlier this year) post apocalyptic feature Children of a Darker Dawn—formerly Railway Children, comes to DVD just in time for the holidays.  Read the full press release below. Nov. 5th—Teen Sci-Fi/Horror title from October Eleven Pictures will be distributed on DVD and all digital platforms in North America by MVD Visual […]

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The Lords of Salem DVD/Blu-Ray Review

Nov 03, 2013 No Comments by

The Lords of Salem written and directed by Rob Zombie came and went from select theatres in the blink of an eye, never coming close to a major release.  I caught up with it after being dumped to DVD/Blu-Ray with little marketing and the sole feature being an audio commentary by Zombie.  I follow horror […]

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